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 Twins.Twisting the Lion’s Tail. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Twist (Oliver).
 
A boy born in a workhouse, starved and ill-treated; but always gentle, amiable, and pureminded. Dickens’s novel so called.   1
 


 Twins.Twisting the Lion’s Tail. 

 
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